Andrew’s drawings delights design judges

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A care home for adults with learning disabilities near Penzance in Cornwall has reached the final of a national design competition. The Coach House in Gulval, which opened last year, is one of three care homes in the country to have been selected as a finalist in the specialist care category of this year’s Healthcare Design Awards. Run by The Swallowcourt Group, which owns and runs six care homes in Cornwall, The Coach House is home to eight residents. Andrew Watts, one of the eight, is particularly delighted with the home’s remarkable success since his drawings were used as part of the competition entry. “Andrew goes to Penwith College in Penzance to do art, music and movement and loves drawing the things around him,” said care home manager Netty Reynolds. “He’s very proud of his pictures – and so are we.” The Healthcare Design Awards judges visited The Coach House to meet the staff and residents and to present a £500 cheque to the home’s nominated charity, the Cornwall Community Foundatio

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